Latest News from Turkey
The European Union, anxious to avoid any repeat of the 2015-16 migration chaos, is scrambling to react after Turkey said it would no longer abide by a 2016 deal under which it has been preventing refugees and migrants from heading for Europe.
Here are the bloc's options as the latest escalation of the war in Syria revives migration worries in Europe.
The Greek Health Ministry announced on Monday that it is suspending all connections to Turkey and the United Kingdom as part of efforts to curb the spread of the coronavirus.
The decision was announced in a government gazette issued on Sunday night, is to apply from 6 a.m. today to 3 p.m. on April 15.
Turkish security forces neutralized two PKK terrorists in an air-backed operation in northern Iraq, officials said on March 23.
The counter-terrorism operations will continue without any let-up, the Defense Ministry said in a tweet.
Turkish authorities often use the word "neutralized" in statements to imply the terrorists in question surrendered or were killed or captured.
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan spoke with his Palestinian counterpart Mahmoud Abbas over the phone on March 21, reaffirming Turkey's support to Palestine in its fight against the novel coronavirus.
According to a statement by the Communications Directorate, Erdoğan and Abbas held a phone call to discuss recent developments and regional issues.
Turkish Airlines will ground all international flights except five routes from March 27 to April 17, the national flag carrier announced on March 22.
"As of March 27, we will suspend all our international flights except Hong Kong, Moscow, Addis Ababa, New York, and Washington, until April 17," the company's CEO Bilal Ekşi said on Twitter.